Shirley Douglas, mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at 86.
“Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite some time and we, as a family, knew this day was coming," Sutherland said in a statement.
Logan Williams Dead At 16
Logan Williams, the actor known for his role as young Barry Allen in "The Flash", has died at the age of 16.
No cause of death has been confirmed reports the NY Post.
Sergio Rossi Dead At 84 Following Coronavirus Complications
Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi has died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 84.
"Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergio, the inspiring founder of our dream," wrote Riccardo Sciutto, CEO of the Sergio Rossi Group, on Instagram. "Sergio Rossi was a master, and it is my great honour to have met him and gotten to present him the archive earlier this year. His vision and approach will remain our guide in the growth of the brand and the business."
Bill Withers Dies At 81
Bill Withers has passed away at age 81 from heart complications.
His family say in a statement: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other.
“As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones.”
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has passed away at age 94 after testing positive for COVID-19. During a music career that spanned eight decades, Pizzarelli played in the orchestra of Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show", and worked with a genre-spanning array of artists including Ray Charles, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Les Paul, Carly Simon and Paul McCartney.
Country singer Joe Diffie has passed away at age 61 due to complications with COVID-19, two days after announcing he'd been diagnosed.
Diffie was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s, writing hit songs for such artists as Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina. He won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Same Old Train".
Diffie's hits include "Home", "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame)", "Ships That Don’t Come In", "Honky Tonk Attitude" and more.
Actor John Callahan, best known for playing Edmund Gray on daytime drama "All My Children" passed away from a stroke at age 66.
“We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John," his ex-wife, actress Eva LaRue, wrote in a statement. "He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.”
Mark Blum Dies Following Complications Of COVID-19
Actor Mark Blum, known for roles in "Desperately Seeking Susan" and "Crocodile Dundee", has died from complications of the coronavirus at age 69.
Blum also starred as Mr. Mooney on the hit Netflix series "You".
William Dufris, Voice Of 'Bob The Builder', Dead At 62
William Dufris, the iconic voice behind "Bob The Builder", has died at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.
Pocket Universe Productions, a company he co-founded alongside Lance Roger Axt, confirmed the news on Twitter, "We are heartbroken to announce that the co-founder of Pocket and the director of 'EC Comics Presents... The Vault of Horror,' William Dufris, has died from cancer. There is a hole in a lot of people’s hearts right now. We will have more to say later. Bless you, Bill."
Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies Following Complications From COVID-19
Chef Floyd Cardoz, known for winning season three of Food Network Canada's "Top Chef Masters", has died a week after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was 59.
A spokesperson from the celebrity chef's Hunger Inc. Hospitality Group confirmed the news to People magazine.
Terrence McNally Dead At 81 Following COVID-19 Complications
Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died at the age of 81.
According to the star's publicist, McNally died of complications from the coronavirus. He previously battled lung cancer and lived with chronic inflammatory lung disease.
"Carol Burnett Show" actor Lyle Waggoner died March 17 at the age of 84 after a brief illness. With roles in TV series including "Wonder Woman", where he played Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. for three seasons, Waggoner was a 1960s and 1970s heartthrob. Cast in hunky roles, the actor was also the first male semi-nude centrefold for Playgirl magazine in 1973.
Hollywood film star Stuart Whitman has passed at his home in Montecito, California, after battling skin cancer. The actor was 92.
Whitman was best known for starring in western dramas of the 1960s and 1970s, alongside John Wayne, including the 1961 classic "The Comancheros".
Following his father's passing, Whitman's son Justin told TMZ, "We were proud of him for his TV, film roles and his Oscar nomination, but what we will really remember is his exuberant love of his family and friends."
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen passed away on Wednesday. Tragically, his death was a result of injuries sustained from a fall in September. He was 81-years-old.
Character actor R.D. Call, known to movie fans for his roles in "Waterworld", "Born on the Fourth of July" and more, has passed away at the age of 70.
The Utah native also regularly worked in films alongside Sean Penn, including "At Close Range", "Colors", "State of Grace", "The Weight of Water", "I Am Sam" and "Babel", as well as the Penn-directed "Into the Wild".
"R.D. was as tough as nails on the outside but a real gentleman on the inside," his family told The Hollywood Reporter. "He could be very intimidating at first sight or even a little scary to some. But once you got to know him, his directness turned into a kind fondness for getting to know people. He was who he was, honest, direct, genuine and funny... there was no pretense or phoniness."
Max Von Sydow
Iconic Swedish actor Max von Sydow has passed away at the age of 90.
“Is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow, on March 8, 2020,” the actor's wife Catherine said in a statement.
With a career spanning eight decades, von Sydow came to prominence working with acclaimed director Ingmar Bergman on films such as "The Seventh Seal" and "Wild Strawberries".
He went on to star in such films as "The Exorcist", "Dune", "Minority Report" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
Global's "The Young And The Restless" actor Roscoe Born has died at age 69. Born, who also starred in "All My Children", died on Tuesday, March 3. No cause of death given was given.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Roscoe Born’s passing. He was an incredibly talented actor and songwriter," his friend Deanna Lynne shared on Facebook. "Many who knew him know how dedicated he was to social and political causes. He will be missed forever.”
Nick Apollo Forte Dead At 81
Nick Apollo Forte, known for his work in Woody Allen's "Broadway Danny Rose", has died. He was 81.
According to Forte's family, the actor died in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, writing he "passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020."
Lee Phillip Bell
Lee Phillip Bell, the mind behind the Global's "The Young and the Restless’ and “The Bold and The Beautiful" has died at the age of 91.
Bell's children, William James Bell, Bradley Phillip Bell and Lauralee Bell Martin, announced the sad news with a statement: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”
Mazzy Star co-founder and guitarist David Roback has passed away. Mazzy Star's publicist announced the sad news on Tuesday, but did not mention of the cause or date of death.
Silent film star Diana Serra Cary, who went by the stage name of Baby Peggy, died at the age of 101 in Gustine, California on Feb. 24.
The actress starred in around 150 short films and features between 1921 to 1924 paving the way for other child actors like Judy Garland and Shirley Temple.
Model, style expert, TV personality and restaurateur B. Smith passed away at age 70 after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer's disease. One of the top models of the 1970s, Smith went on to host TV series "B. Smith with Style", a syndicated talk show that debuted in 1997.
"It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith," shared her husband, Dan Gansby. "Heaven is shining even brighter now that it is graced with B.‘s dazzling and unforgettable smile.”
Tony-winning actress Zoe Caldwell has passed away at the age of 86 from complications related to Parkinson's disease.
The Broadway star played a number of iconic roles on the stage, including Cleopatra, Saint Joan, Lillian Hellman and Medea.
Up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke is dead after an apparent home invasion robbery.
Two men in masks reportedly broke into his Hollywood Hills home then shot and killed the 20-year-old.
Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was pronounced dead in hospital.
The rapper had a hit in the summer of 2019 with the song "Welcome to the Party".
Esther Scott, known for her roles in "Boy N The Hood" and "Hart Of Dixie", has died at the age of 66.
According to her team, the actress died after suffering a heart attack in her Santa Monica home.
She also made guest appearances on “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Full House”, “Ellen”, “Sister Sister" and "The Steve Harvey Show".
Actress and singer Ja'net DuBois passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at age 74. Best known for playing neighbour Wilona on 1970s sitcom "Good Times", DuBois is also remembered for writing and singing the theme song for another sitcom, "Movin' On Up" from "The Jeffersons".
Legendary producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, 56, has died.
Weatherall's team confirmed the sad news in a statement to rottersgolfclub.com, “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately, the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”
Weatherall is known for his work with Primal Scream, Beth Orton and F**k Buttons, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, and Björk.
Jason Davis, the actor who lent his voice to Mikey Blumberg on the Disney Channel animated series "Recess", has died at the age of 35.
His mother, Nancy Davis Rickel, confirmed the news to 'The Hollywood Reporter': "I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles... Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him."
Davis's cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Caroline Flack, former host of the British reality dating show "Love Island", has died at the age of 40.
According to a family spokesperson, Flack died by suicide in her London home.
Lynn Cohen, known for her roles in "Sex And The City" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has died at the age of 86.
According to her manager Josh Pultz, the veteran screen and stage actress died in her apartment in New York City.
Cohen played the beloved Magda, Miranda Hobbes' (Cynthia Nixon) housekeeper in the long-running HBO comedy.
Jacob Thiele, the former keyboardist for the rock band The Faint, has died at the age of 40.
Thiele's bandmates confirmed the sad news on social media, but the cause of death was not disclosed.
Thiele also was a part of the side-project, Depressed Buttons.
"Nanny McPhee" child actor Raphaël Coleman (pictured left) has died at age 25. Coleman “collapsed without prior health problems in the middle of a trip and could not be restored," according to a statement from his stepfather, Carsten Jensen, on Facebook.
Best known for starring in such television hits as "Hawaiian Eye", "The Wild WIld West" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep", actor Robert Conrad has passed away at age 84. “He lived a wonderfully long life and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in their hearts,” said a family spokesman.
Actor and talk show racounteur Orson Bean has passed away at 91. According to reports, Bean was killed when he was struck by multiple cars while walking across a street in Venice, California. Appearing in such TV series as “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”
and films including“Anatomy of a Murder” and “Being John Malkovich”, Bean also appeared on Broadway, receiving a Tony nomination for the 1962 musical “Subways Are for Sleeping”. Bean will best be remembered for his numerous appearances on talk shows and game shows, including a six-year stint as a panelist on "To Tell the Truth". Bean is survived by wife Alley Mills ("The Wonder Years") and four children from his two previous marriages.
"Invincible" actor Kevin Conway has passed away. The "Gettysburg" died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to his publicist. Conway was 77-years-old.
NASCAR and IndyCar racer John Andretti has passed away after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 56. The nephew of racing legend Mario Andretti, he was honoured in a statement: "John was a loving husband and father, a devoted son and a trusted cousin. He was a philanthropist, an advocate for the sport, a dedicated teammate, a driven competitor and most importantly a dear friend.”
Actor Neville Buswell, known for his role as Ray on “Coronation Street”, has died at the age of 77.
An obituary was shared in late January from Las Vegas’ Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, confirming Buswell died on Christmas Day.
The actor was a regular on the beloved, long-running British soap opera since 1966.
Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant, 41, and daughter Gianna, 13, were killed in a helicopter crash along with a number of other people on Jan. 26.
John Karlen, the actor known for his roles in "Dark Shadows" and "Cagney & Lacey", has died at 86.
Karlen's longtime friend, Jim Pierson, told the Associated Press the actor died of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank.
Beloved star of the Monty Python troupe Terry Jones has passed away at the age of 77.
As a comedian, film director, historian, and author, Jones wore many hats. He was most well known for his work with Monty Python. He co-directed “The Holy Grail” with Terry Gilliam, as well as directed “Life of Brian” and “The Meaning of Life”.
Saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath has passed away at age 93. A native of Philadelphia, Heath began performing in the 1940s, when he was mentored by jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. Throughout his illustrious career, Heath performed with some of the most iconic figures in jazz, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95.
Tolkien played a major role in protecting the legacy of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien’s (pictured) “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He helped edit and publish much of the writer’s work after J.R.R. died in 1973.
Actress Norma Michaels has passed away at 95. She was known for her roles in the TV series “King Of Queens” as Josephine and in “Modern Family” as Helen. She also acted in a variety of other series, from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson has passed away at age 75. The father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the elder Johnson began his pro wrestling career in the 1960s. His career took off when he made his debut with the WWE (then the WWF) in 1983, where he gained popularity as one half of the tag team Soul Patrol, along with Tony Atlas. The duo made history as the WWE's first African-American World Tag Team Champions. Johnson retired from wrestling in 1991, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
Stan Kirsch, who starred in the original "Highlander" TV series from 1992 to 1998, has died at 51.
“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support," his wife Kristyn Green wrote in a Facebook post. "I haven’t been able to respond to all the texts, calls, emails — but have read or listened to every single one of them. I feel surrounded by love and am forever grateful to each and every one of you.”
Harry Hains has died at the age of 27.
The actor, known for his roles on "American Horror Story" and Netflix's "The OA", passed away at his home according to his mother, actress Jane Badler.
Badler confirmed the tragic news on Instagram, writing, "On Jan. 7 my beautiful son died. He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction. A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time... I will miss you, Harry, every day of my life."
Up-And-Coming Rapper Lexii Alijai Dead At 21
Lexii Alijai has passed away at the age of 21.
The rapper’s cousin shared the sad news on Facebook, “Rest in paradise you’ll never be forgotten.”
The cause of her death is still under investigation.
Silvio Horta, ‘Ugly Betty’ Creator, Dead At 45
“Ugly Betty” creator Silvio Horta has died. He was 45.
In a report from Variety, Horta’s body was discovered in a hotel room in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, with sources telling the outlet that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Alexis Eddy Dies Suddenly At 23
Alexis Eddy, star of MTV’s “Are You The One”, has died at the young age of 23.
According to a statement to Entertainment Tonight, police were unable to revive Eddy when they arrived at her mother’s house. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
’77 Sunset Strip’ Star Edd Byrnes Dead At 87
Actor Edd Byrnes, a.k.a. Kookie on the hit TV show “77 Sunset Strip”, and who also appeared in the movie “Grease,” has died. He was 87.
Logan Byrnes, the actor’s son, released a statement revealing his father died at his home in Santa Monica.
Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead At 67
Rush’s Neil Peart has died at the age of 67.
The news was initially confirmed to Rolling Stone by Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family, and according to the statement, the iconic musician died after a long battle with brain cancer.
Buck Henry, known for co-writing "The Graduate", has died. He was 89.
Henry's wife, confirmed the news to The Washington Post, while revealing he died from a heart attack.